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Fall Extreme Gamer System Shootout Part 5: Falcon Northwest Mach V

System Specifications

Memory1 GB 2x512 MB Corsair Low Latency
MotherboardAsus A8N-SLI Deluxe
HDD-1Maxtor 300 GB SATA 16 MB Cache
HDD-2Maxtor 300 GB SATA 16 MB Cache
RAIDRAID 0 for HDD-1 & HDD-2
Power SupplySilverstone 650W
OSWindows XP Pro SP2

The case has a 120 mm fan that expels heat out the front. Normally, the fan in the front of the case is configured to draw air inside and across the hard drives. However, it appears that Falcon decided to increase the air cooling on the graphics cards. The fact that the slot covers on the back of the case are missing and that the other fans expel air from the case lead us to extrapolate that the air is inducted through the expansion slot openings.

Not only does Falcon use a Silverstone chassis but they also use their SLI Certified 650-W power supply.

As you could imagine, Falcon does not skimp on the components. They use the Asus A8N-SLI Premium board coupled with 1 GB of Corsair low latency memory. For their air cooling setups, they use the Zalman CNPS7000. This was more than enough for the Mach V they shipped us.